On Sunday, September 27th, at 7:28 a.m., officers responded to a call of suspicious circumstances at a residence in the 1800 block of Topaz Avenue. The caller reported seeing an unknown subject, Dan Hulsey, sleeping on the doorstep of a neighbor’s residence. Hulsey was said to be in a sleeping bag.
When the first officer contacted Hulsey, he found that he had a firearm on the ground next to him. Additional officers arrived and took Hulsey into custody.
The investigation revealed the firearm, along with several other items of property found in Hulsey’s possession, was stolen out of an unreported burglary to a motorhome in Saticoy. All of the property was returned to the owner.
On Friday, September 25th, at 1:50 p.m., an alert citizen saw Mary Dunham-Lopez and Victoria Sander-Robles attempt to steal a delivery package from the front porch of his house. After the suspects were confronted by the citizen, they dropped the package and fled from the porch. The citizen called the police to report the crime, and he briefly followed the suspects as they fled in their vehicle.
A responding patrol officer located the suspect vehicle and was able to conduct a traffic stop in the 2200 block of East Main Street. The subsequent investigation revealed additional stolen delivery packages from other residences in Ventura. The suspects were arrested and booked into VC Jail. The owners of the recovered stolen packages were contacted and the items were returned.
On Tuesday, September 29th, at 11:05 p.m., the VPD received a call from one of the clerks at the Shell Gas Station on 2440 South Victoria Avenue who stated that they had been a victim of an armed robbery. The suspect, a Hispanic male in his 30’s, entered the store and walked up to the counter displaying a handgun. The suspect demanded that the two clerks give him money. One of the clerks opened the cash register and handed the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect fled away from the gas station.
Several patrol officers responded to the area and attempted to locate the suspect, but he was not found.
On Thursday, October 1st, at 4:09 a.m., the VPD received a call from a Three Star Book and News clerk, located at 359 East Main Street, reporting an armed robbery. The suspect entered the store posing as a customer and lured the clerk from around the counter. Then the suspect pointed a handgun at clerk and demanded the money from the register. Once the suspect received the money, he bound the victim’s wrist and forced him to lie on the ground. The clerk was ordered not to move and he was unharmed during this incident. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
VPD patrol officers responded to the area and attempted to locate the suspect, but he was not located.
Felon in Possession of Firearm
On Thursday, October 1st, at 8:28 p.m., two officers assigned to a special enforcement detail were in the area of North Bank Drive and Johnson Drive when they observed Jeffrey Savala riding a bicycle without a light. The officers stopped Savala, who was acting very nervous and reached for his waistband area. One of the officers conducted a patdown search of Savala and found a loaded handgun in his pants pocket. After further investigation, the officers learned that the serial number on the handgun had been obliterated and Savala is a convicted felon prohibited from possessing a firearm. Savala recently plead guilty to two counts of felony vandalism for his involvement in a series of tire slashes that occurred in the city of Ventura earlier this year and was released on his own recognizance pending sentencing.
Burglary With Shooting
On Friday, October 9th, at 7;50pm, the Ventura Police Command Center received several calls regarding a shooting at a residence in the 8200 block of Denver Street. Patrol officers arrived on scene and found a victim at the residence who was suffering from non-life threatening gunshot wounds. The investigation revealed the victim had interrupted a residential burglary at the house and was shot by the suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.